Saturday, December 19, 2009

House windows are a problem when you live in the bush. One recent afternoon a young Brown Cuckoo-Dove hit the window at high speed and died instantly. It was being chased by a Goshawk. It may have been taken from the nest by the hawk and somehow escaped it's grip but came off second best against our window. The adult (pictured here) called constantly for it's young for two days following. These doves are quite large with a very long tail and are quite common in the wetter forests of the east coast.

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